Matt Tavernelli

Product manager, aluminum, hardfacing, and stainless consumables
Lincoln Electric Co
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117

Phone: 216-481-8100

Tackling aluminum GMAW -

Aluminum Welding | Articles | Practical Welding Today

Tackling aluminum GMAW

November 22, 2010 | By Matt Tavernelli

The reactive nature of aluminum to the welding arc, which is much more pronounced than that of other base materials, presents many challenges, including excess heat input and burn-through, porosity, poor bead appearance, poor fusion, and cracking. Technology advancements have made tackling these challenges easier by providing a balance of high travel speeds with a narrow, focused arc

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